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JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) reported results for the Company’s third quarter and first nine months ended September 30, 2012.
Net sales for the third quarter of 2012 were $314.5 million, compared to $332.4 million reported in the comparable period in 2011. Reported net income for the third quarter was $30.4 million, or $1.10 per diluted share, which includes $1.0 million of pre-tax charges, or $0.03 per diluted share, related to financial and legal advisory fees and expenses associated with the unsolicited indication of interest and activist shareholder activities. This compares to net income of $34.8 million, or $1.10 per diluted share, reported in the comparable period in 2011, which included $0.7 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, of financial and legal advisory fees and expenses. Excluding the legal and financial advising fees, third quarter earnings would have totaled $31.2 million, or $1.13 per diluted share, compared to $35.3 million, or $1.11 per diluted share, in 2011.
Net sales for the nine months ending September 30, 2012 were $533.3 million compared to $536.7 million in 2011. The net earnings reported for the nine month period was $14.7 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, which included $4.1 million of pre-tax charges, or $0.10 per diluted share, of financial and legal advisory fees and expenses. This compares to net income for the first nine months of 2011 of $28.5 million, or $0.97 per diluted share which included $1.8 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, of financial and legal advisory fees and expenses. Excluding the financial and legal advisory fees and expenses, the nine month earnings would have totaled $17.7 million, or $0.69 per diluted share, compared to earnings of $29.9 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, in 2011.
“In our third quarter we saw better than expected growth from our international business reflecting the success of our Monsuno line of toy products and solid performance from our Winx Club, Disney Princess and Disguise Halloween product lines,” commented Stephen Berman, President and CEO. “Our Monsuno, Winx Club, Cinderella and Big Wheels products, to name a few, have been received well at retail and have earned coveted positions on many retailer and media Hot Holiday Toy Lists both in the U.S. and abroad.”